Faculty Affiliates

The Berger Institute is currently supporting the following CMC faculty in their research:


Audrey Bilger, Ph.D. – Dr. Bilger is Professor of Literature focusing on 18th-Century Humor & Satire, Early Women Writers, LGBT studies, and feminism. Her latest work examines the intertwined stories of female authorship and culture in England and America and considers the scope of Jane Austen’s influence. Her work uncovers issues that concern the role of women as professional authors, tensions and synergies between authorship and family obligations, and the subject matter of marriage and the family. This year, Professor Bilger is teaching a seminar on Jane Austen and will work with Pippa Straus ’17 on her upcoming book, The Jane Austen Guide to Feminism.


Frederick R. Lynch, Ph.D. – Dr. Lynch is Associate Professor of Government and specializes in workforce diversity management, organization of health care, inequality and public policy, political and social movements, juvenile delinquency and public policy. Together with his research assistant Hannah Oh ’16, he has been working on an upcoming book, The Crisis of Political Correctness: A Cultural Revolution Meets Resistance, Ridicule, and New Realities, and was awarded a $60,000 grant from the Carthage Foundation last fall.

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